observations on my career
The image of Thunder in the Pond comes from the classical Chinese text, the I Ching, Book of Changes. It is one that describes the calm surface of a pond, rich with diversity of life – plants, birds, fish, insects, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. It ‘represents native vigor and nourishment, and is an auspicious image for good progress and success.’ The pond is a happy, productive environment, yet below this calm surface is the power of thunder.
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Over twenty years of experience in marketing, public administration and non-profit management have honed skills in strategic planning and decision making, developing positive employee relations and work culture, and managing efficient systems and processes.
I have seen how employee morale affects energy and productive use of time. Taking the time for employees’ ideas as well as complaints, treating all with fairness and respect are the simple tools that have served me well in all the workplaces I have led.
Thunder in the Pond